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Why does it start on ether but will not run without it?

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Because it is not getting any fuel! as soon as the ether burns up if no fuel then it quits. check all fuses and relay for fuel pump. to check fuel pump to see if its running. have someone turn the key to start, while somebody is under car at fuel tank. hold hand on tank, if it works you will feel the vibration from pump. most relays for fuel pump are in under hood fuse box. a fuel pump if good, will only run a few seconds to build up pressure in line. when engine starts it runs continuously. so you may have to turn key on a few times. Good-Day!

Posted on May 17, 2014

Testimonial: "We installed a new fuel pump and checked all of the fuses. We was wondering if it might be the fuel relay and where it is located."

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    morrispd_75 May 17, 2014

    You will hate me for this there is a small filter at the end of the pump if it has not been change OEM specs 80000 mile it will do the same thing as you our haveing You can blow your rings out by useing too much either so becareful of that point

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    morrispd_75 May 20, 2014

    The fuel pump relay will probly be on passenger side of engine . It will square and you will probly 3 of them flip the lid over of your fuse box and it should show you which one it is

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    morrispd_75 May 20, 2014

    Your exact place of your fuel pump relay is right rear of your car pull the carpet down the relay is the onne on the right lower side of the fuse box the for it is right next to it its a 50 amp fusecheck them out you should be able to hear the pump runing

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Sounds like a fuel pressure regulator. It is not maintaining the proper amount of fuel pressure.

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    morrispd_75 May 20, 2014

    The only regulater it has in the pump and if that is your peoblem then put a new pump in

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If you our starting the car on either the rings our gone be care you can over load the engine with either Have your Mechanic do a pressure bleed down test. You will find out real fast either your head is bad or your rings our bad.

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